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Schuster: Carcillo Costs His Team Big Time

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Daniel Carcillo. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Daniel Carcillo. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

David Schuster David Schuster
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By David Schuster-

(WSCR) Daniel Carcillo was acquired by the Blackhawks for his grit and rugged, play but he went way overboard Monday night and it cost his team a victory.

Carcillo checked the Oiler’s Tom Gilbert from behind into the boards. The play was incredibly dirty as Gilbert suffered a lower body injury, which also resulted in a game misconduct for Carcillo. It also resulted in a five-minute major penalty, and Edmonton took advantage with a pair of power-play goals, which turned out to be the difference in the loss to the Oilers.

Adding injury to insult, Carcillo was also hurt on the play as he limped off the ice and did not return to the game. It’s almost guaranteed that Carcillo will be suspended for the play with at least five games the likely result.

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